Pure, Therapeutic Vetiver essential oil, Organically Grown
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / roots
Heavy, smoky, earthy, balsamic with sweet undertones
Vetiverol 65 - 70%
Botanical family: Poaceae or Graminaceae (Grasses)
Vetiver is a tropical grass that is native to India, and has been naturalized to many tropical areas.
Regions of Production
Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
History / Fun Facts
Calming; aphrodisiac, regenerative, insect repellent, promotes healthy skin healing. (Battalia, 2003)
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Calming, regenerative for the skin, repels insects (especially moths), fixative for natural perfumes. Benefits individuals living with autism and ADHD - see the Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD page in our Topics section. A sensual base note for natural perfume making.
Grounding, calming, promotes spiritual growth.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, skin care
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler
Blends well with
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Coriander, Eucalyptus Lemon, Geranium, Ginger, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Mandarin, Melissa, Sweet Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016).
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TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.